Before leaving to go to Peru, I downloaded Jill Scott’s new album, The Light of the Sun. I LOVE her music, and this album is no exception. “So in Love” immediately became one of my favorite songs of the year:

Anthony Hamilton is also a great musician — I’ve long loved his song “Do You Feel Me?”, which was featured on the American Gangster soundtrack.

Another song from Scott’s new album that I immediately love is “Shame”:

Both songs are great examples of Scott’s empowerment message and fun groove. I think she’s one of — if not the — best singer/song writers working today.

Here are the lyrics for both songs:

“So in Love”:

Yeah, yeah, yeah!
I’m glad this week is over,
I need to get away,
Go home and throw my clothes on,
Come get you right away!
Can’t wait to see you looking lovely,
I hope you’re thinking of me,
Cause all I want is time with you
And don’t need nothing more!

So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So! So in love with you,
So in love with you!
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you!

I see you cross the room,
Talking with some men,
I love your mannerisms, babe,
The way you handle them
Oh, I’m so proud to be with you
So attracted to you too,
You’re so damn good to me,
In everything you do

Cause I’m so in love with you,
So in love with you,
So! So in love with you,
So in love with you!
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you!

Listen, I’m so in love with you,
That I can’t help myself!
Can’t help it!
As long as it’s me and you
We don’t need nothing else!
I’ve got you!
Got you!
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah,
Oh, Let’s make it last forever!

I’m so in love, uhuu
First ting in the morning
When I open my eyes and see you
Hey, hey, I feel like a breath of fresh air
I feel like I can fly,
That I can get by.

So in love with you,
So in love with you,
Any obstacle that come my way,
I’ll do anything for you!
So in love with you,
So in love with you!
I’ll do anything for you!
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
I feel that I can fly,
So in love with you,
So in love with you!
That I can get bye!
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
Any obstacle that come my way,
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you!

Oh, baby I’ll do anything for you!
I’ll do anything for you,
I’ll do anything!
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you,
So in love with you!

Anytime is all right,
If you want me
You’re so good to me!
Anytime is all right,
You want me baby, I’m bad!
I’ll do anything for you!

“Shame”:

I’m the one you really want, but you just can’t see it
I tried and tried to make ya, understand won’t believe it
It’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!!
You missin out on a good thang, Oooh oh oh!!!
And it’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!!
(Shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! Shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!!)
You can’t see a damn thang, uh huh! well well!
What you scared of me, for?! (WOOOO OOOH!!!)
I’m just a woman (WOOOO OOOH!!!)
Maybe I got it all together like you think maybe I, dooooooooo!!! (Dooooooooo!!!)
‘Cause yo I’m fresh and cold! (SO COLD!!!) Uh Huh!!!!

I can ‘fend on my own, I’m magnificent
I’m a Queen on my throne, I’m magnificent
I’m the maginificent (SAY WHAT! SAY WHAT!)
I’m the maginificent (SAY WHAT! SAY WHAT!)

Your standin ‘gainst the wall (WOOO!!!) Baby why you frontin?! (WOOO!!!)
When you can take my hand and we can get into somethin
It’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!)
Your missin out, on me (WOOO!!!)
And it’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!)
You don’t even know my name (WOOO!!!) Oh ohhhhhhhh!!!!

I can ‘fend on my own, I’m magnificent
I’m a Queen on my throne, I’m magnificent
I’m the maginificent (SAY WHAT! SAY WHAT!)
I’m the maginificent (SAY WHAT! SAY WHAT!)

I’m your sunshine, and your raaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnn!!!!
My heart it doves inside, my love remaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnn!!!!
Why you can’t se meeeeeeeee?!!!!!! Why you plaaaaaaayinnn!!!!
I’m just sayin! I’m just sayyyyyyyyyyyiiiiiinnnnnnnnn!!!!

Uh! Aiyyo! I’m the magnificent with the sensational style
Yes! Check her head to toe don’t forget the smile
Blessed! If you were smart you would try to snatch it up
Movin like a snail when you ‘gon catch up?!
Be on it ’cause I’m bored laughin ’cause you just a clown now
Ain’t worthy of the Queen papi bow down
Really bow out, how does that sound?
Had a chance in the past fall back now!
I mean way back, like disappear
I see through all of you and it’s so clear
And I’m so good, how you so wack?
How you let this get away you ‘gon regret that
Shorty so live, from the 2-1-5
And you was too late now I’m sayin bye bye

And it’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!!
(Shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! Shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!!)
It’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!)
And it’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!)
Your missin out, on me (WOOO!!!)
And it’s a shaaaaaaammmmmmmeeee!!!! (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!)
You can’t see a damn thang, uh huh!….

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